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Fluffy research - The little grey geese at the Konrad Lorenz Research Center


In picturesque Grünau im Almtal, the youngest offspring of the greylag geese studied by Konrad Lorenz have hatched. The cute goslings are now being closely observed by the goose parents and researchers.

"This gives us comprehensive information about each individual and the success of the offspring - and we have been doing this for 50 years. This level of detail is unprecedented in a wild species," says Sonia Kleindorfer in the short film. The Professor of Behavioural and Cognitive Biology leads the Konrad Lorenz Research Centre (KLF) in Grünau, where the behaviour of the famous greylag goose flock and other bird species is studied. 

And although they have been the focus of science for a long time now, wild geese are still giving behavioural and cognitive biologists at the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Vienna plenty of material for new questions - see the video below to find out more:



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